After losing out on Nnamdi Asomugha, the New York Jets turned to their backup plan: the guy they were trying to replace.
Craig was embarrassed as a Jets fan when he learned that Rex Ryan reached out to Adam Sandler to help him convince Nnamdi Asomugha to sign with the Jets.
Jerry ‘Rello’ Recco’s first update of the day was packed with information about everything you may have missed over the weekend, beginning with the highs and lows the Jets and their fans experienced.
When Friday’s edition of the ‘Morning Extravaganza’ concluded all indications were that the Jets were going to lure cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to New York, team him up with Darrell Revis and go and win a Super Bowl. It didn’t happen.
So let’s get this straight… Your Jets, who made it to the AFC title game the last two years – and were leading one at halftime – are now washed-up because you didn’t sign a cornerback who played in neither game?
Smith, also a hard-hitting special teams player, has been with the Jets since they drafted him in the third round out of Michigan State in 2006. The signing comes after New York lost out Friday night to the Philadelphia Eagles in its pursuit of free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
In a stunning turn of events, the Jets were beaten out in the race for cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on Friday, not by the Cowboys, but by a mystery team.
Mark Brunell was cut by the Jets on Friday, according to multiple reports, but the 40-year-old quarterback could possibly return to the team to back up Mark Sanchez at a reduced salary.
God bless Jets fans. Their dreams are as limited, to paraphrase Rod Serling, as their imaginations. They’ve developed this subconscious membrane that shields them from reality. It’s a defense mechanism, no doubt, to protect you from the decades of decay since Joe Namath.
Free-agent frenzy? How about insanity. Baseball and football are in the same breath, in the same sentence, this week.
Early on in his first update of the morning, Jerry ‘Rello’ Recco turned to the trusty “WFAN Boomer & Carton Von Stecker 2011 NFL Free-Agent Tracker” to get us up to speed on what’s happening in the fast and furious free agency period.
Predictably, Boomer & Craig opened up this Friday edition of the “Morning Extravaganza” talking about the prospect of the Jets landing the prize of the free-agent pool, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
Darrelle Revis and Nnamdi Asomugha. Sound good, Jets fans? If Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum indeed wants to make that incredible cornerback tandem a reality, he may have to up the ante.
On the first day of free agency, the Jets crossed off #1 on their to-do list by coming to terms on a five-year $50 million cap friendly deal to bring back WR Santonio Holmes. So what’s next for the Jets.
The Jets, who reached an agreement with wide receiver Santonio Holmes early Wednesday, are also in serious negotiations with Nnamdi Asomugha, one of the best cornerbacks in the league and the premiere player of this free agent class.